Global Patent Index - EP 0820603 B1

EP 0820603 B1 2000-04-26 - AN APPARATUS FOR WRAPPING FIBRE OPTIC CABLE AROUND AND OVERHEAD LINE

Title (en)

AN APPARATUS FOR WRAPPING FIBRE OPTIC CABLE AROUND AND OVERHEAD LINE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM UMWICKELN EINER ÜBERLANDLEITUNGSLINIE MIT EINEM FASEROPTISCHEN KABEL

Title (fr)

APPAREIL SERVANT A ENROULER UN CABLE OPTIQUE AUTOUR D'UNE LIGNE AERIENNE

Publication

EP 0820603 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96909219 A

Priority

  • GB 9600753 W
  • GB 9507492 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9632661A1] The present invention relates to an apparatus for wrapping fibre optic cable around an overhead line, comprising a carriage (1) which sits on the overhead line (A) and is moveable along the overhead line (A), a supply of fibre optic cable (B) located on one side of the carriage (1) and a counterbalance (3) for the cable supply located on the other side of the carriage (1). Gear means (4) are arranged to cause rotation of the carriage (1) around the overhead line (A) when the carriage (1) moves along the overhead line (A) thereby wrapping the fibre optic cable (B) around the overhead line (1). Tensioning means (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) are provided which apply a substantially constant tension to the fibre optic cable (B) during all modes of operation of the apparatus.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G02B 6/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/44 (2006.01); G02B 6/48 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 6/486 (2013.01); G02B 6/4422 (2013.01)

Citation (examination)

International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric System, 1988 Session - 28th August - 3rd September, CIGRE', Paris - 22-08, pages 1-6

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR IE IT LI PT SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 9632661 A1 19961017; AT 192243 T 20000515; AU 5279596 A 19961030; AU 697254 B2 19981001; CA 2219897 A1 19961017; CA 2219897 C 20060606; DE 69607954 D1 20000531; DE 69607954 T2 20001005; EP 0820603 A1 19980128; EP 0820603 B1 20000426; ES 2146395 T3 20000801; GB 9507492 D0 19950531; PT 820603 E 20000831; US 6032448 A 20000307; ZA 9602852 B 19971010